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to join the navy? >> guest: i grew up thinking the marines were the against on the block. i always wanted to be one. so i went and tried to become ao marine.nd marine recruiter was out tothene lunch.p mall all o then, all of a sudden you have r the army recruiters, navyrecrui, recruiters are all trying to pick you off think it should come to them. i talked to each one of them. the navy recruiter sold me on beingon a navy s.e.a.l. be a >> host: at the moment that moment you knew you wanted to be a navy s.e.a.l. reign.ourse >> guest: everything he was tellingre me, which, of course, the recruiter built it up wherey it was a born type thing.eat he was telling me that the navy s.e.a.l.s do things that you never hear about. all of these great adventures and you'll be the mostra highly trained person out there and you will be able to have all ofhando these skills shooting and i, thought, all right, if they ares the best, i want to bet. the beo >> host: what was your trainingy right? yo >> guest: it felt like seven months long, the initialrt training, standing there with cked in your feet should
and perspectives. we both love the navy. i still do to this day. but i had different feelings from john about the war. for both of us, vietnam was a deep point in our live, the way it was for many of our generation. here in the senate late one night, -- a trip of senator, congressman going somewhere in the world, we were going to kuwait after the first gulf war. john and i found others on a c130. neither could sleep. so we talked. we talked late in to the night about our lives and our war. shortly thereafter george mitchell and bob dole through us together on committee to investigate the fate of americans missing from the war which we fought. it was a tough time. and emotional issue where rambo was a box office smash and "newsweek" magazine covered provocative photographs which asked whether americans were still alive over there. in to that called rein, we were thrown together. some were suspicious of boast us -- both of us. together we found common ground. i will never forget standing with john in the which he spent a number of years of his life. alone in the cell listening to him talk about
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